Chief Commercial Officer



The Wilkie Group is a global technical textile manufacturer, with operations in Scotland and China, and sales operations across Asia, the UK, Europe and North America. Headquartered in Scotland, they are dedicated to delivering the highest quality products and services to a global customer base. The group is in a really exciting period of transformative change, with several recently completed strategic acquisitions in the integration phase. This is complemented by significant organic growth. The Wilkie commitment to innovation, growth and customer satisfaction further drives the ambition to become a world-class technical textiles manufacturer.

The Opportunity

Wilkie are now looking for an experienced and ambitious individual to join the senior management team in the newly created leadership role of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).

The CCO will oversee all commercial aspects of the group including revenue growth, margin improvement, customer satisfaction and the management of new opportunities and development projects across the group.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the global commercial sales effort with trust and integrity, driving sustainable and profitable growth across the group.
  •  Provide strategic leadership and direction for all commercial activities of the group. o Champion change management initiatives to further embed continuous improvement into the Wilkie culture.
  • Actively participate in value creation by identifying opportunities for revenue growth, cost reduction, and process improvement across our supply chain.
  • Contribute strongly to developing a market leading proposition and application of existing portfolio of products as well as exploring new product development.
  • Drive technology integration into customer processes to enhance value and competitiveness.
  • Supporting and promoting the wider sector and positively representing the Wilkie Group at trade associations, trade shows and other collaborative initiatives.

Candidate Requirements

Candidates will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of sales growth over a number of years, preferably in manufacturing or technology driven sectors.

You should also display excellent commercial, communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to develop relationships at all levels. The CCO will be highly entrepreneurial by nature, currently based in Scotland or willing to relocate for this role and happy to travel on a regular basis.

Interested candidates should send their CV, with full remuneration details, to Graham Burns at For a confidential conversation, please call our Edinburgh office on 0131 539 7087.

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Chief Commercial Officer


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